This revised version of the Guidelines for Examination will apply as from 1 November 2015. Until then, the September 2014 edition of the Guidelines remains valid.

1. Introduction

Documents filed with the EPOPatent specifications may contain errors, e.g. in the bibliographic data, the description, the claims or the drawings (see H‑VI, 2). Errors may also occur in printing the specification, in the decision to grant, or in other decisions of the EPO (see H‑VI, 3), in printing the specification or in formatting/editing patent documents (see H‑VI, 4).

These errors can be corrected as set out below.

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